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Pay and Performance in Major League Baseball: The Case of the First Family of Free Agents

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  • Paul M. Sommers
  • Noel Quinton
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    It is well-established that a baseball player's salary is based on his performance, experience, star status, bargaining power, mobility and his team's ability to pay. This paper focuses on veteran players who are on the brink of retirement and on the ...

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

    Volume (Year): 17 (1982)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 426-436

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:17:y:1982:i:3:p:426-436

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